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Michigan State University Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
292 Reviews
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292 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • have no problem to reach work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good people (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • It is also hard to get hired in full-time at the moment (in 8 reviews)

  • The only con I would have to say about working at MSU is the low pay (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very flexible, low pay

    Former Employee - Department Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Department Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, everyone is very helpful and welcoming

    Cons

    Minimum wage, nowhere to park

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good atmosphere!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good benefits nice co-workers

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University

    Pros

    They have good benefits and most people are nice to work withl

    Cons

    interdepartmental politics can get in the way sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    RA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michigan State University

    Pros

    generally supportive and relaxed working environment

    Cons

    not good pay compara to other univs

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  5.  

    Good research, not an ideal environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus
    World class university
    Some truly exceptional programs

    Cons

    Campus is poorly laid out, for example the Engineering Research Complex is incredibly remote from all services and other facilities
    Support staff often treat supporting students as a burden rather than a part of their job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On demand shuttle bus from research district to central campus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Worked as a conference service representative as an intern for a year

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    Former Employee - Conference Service Representative in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Conference Service Representative in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University

    Pros

    Super easy work. Flexible with class schedule conflicts for students. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules, long hours, boring work. Typical office job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your students more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Income for college student
    Acquire skills used in the business world.
    Understanding of vital MS software applications.
    Resume builder

    Cons

    Job is great, higher pay would be nice. This isn't a low-skill position. Being a Teaching Assistant requires a set of skills necessary to facilitate key aspects of the course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is fantastic and helpful.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at Michigan State University

    Pros

    Values student workers and makes sure that they are able to both work and dedicate their time to making the most of their time at MSU.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

  9.  

    Great benefits, co-workers, like a lot of financial aid jobs not much room for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Option to be a member of a union which fights for employees. Benefits are great in the APA union. Premiums for health and dental are paid for by the employer 100%. The pay for working title is higher than comparable institutions. Co-workers in this department are fantastic.

    Cons

    no advancement opportunities unless someone retires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    shaw student assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Basic salary, good manager, good work balance

    Cons

    no improvement, it is good for rest of things

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic place

    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, research freedom, great benefits

    Cons

    E Lansing is kinda middle of nowhere, focus on quantity of research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality trumps quantity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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